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Since the news about SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM is publicised I have downloaded and installed the Evaluation edition and R2 Express edition.

You can also download SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Management Studio Express (with pre-registration)

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM - Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment. 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server Express. This edition combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels.

To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 click here.

Also worth to refer the System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista; Windows XP
  • 32-bit systems
    • Computer with Intel or compatible 1GHz or faster processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended.)
  • 64-bit systems
    • 1.4 GHz or faster processor
  • Minimum of 512 MB of RAM (2 GB or more is recommended.)
  • 2.2 GB of available hard disk space


Here is the copy of the detailed Systems Requirements for your review. 

Finally the version number of SQL Server 2008 R2 you will see is "10.50.1600".

Also don't forget to get SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online and SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit (April 2010 Update)

 

Published Friday, April 23, 2010 12:06 PM by ssqa.net

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